Thigh Injury Claims
The thighs are comprised of three sets of muscles – the quadriceps in the front, the adductors on the sides, and a group of hamstring muscles along the back thigh. The quads and hamstrings help you flex, while the adductors are responsible for pulling the legs together.
Thigh injuries occur when too much force is placed on any of these muscle groups that cause them to overstretch or tear. When you accidentally trip and take a nasty tumble, the hamstrings can stretch beyond their natural limit. An injury to any of these muscles can be painful, but in more severe injuries, it can be debilitating when other parts of the muscles are also damaged.
Even minor thigh injuries that will recover without additional treatment may require bed rest and, by extension, loss of income. On the other hand, more severe injuries could require extensive physiotherapy or surgery.
If you have suffered a thigh injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a thigh injury compensation claim. This could include accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket or any other type of no fault accident.
This guide will discuss thigh injury claims and the steps you should follow if you are seeking personal injury compensation.
Can I claim for a thigh injury?
If you have suffered a thigh injury through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to make a thigh injury claim.
As a basic rule, you need to satisfy three conditions for a successful thigh injury compensation claim:
- Firstly, your injuries have to result from negligence by another person or party.
- Secondly, they must have owed you a duty of care.
- Finally, the injury must have happened within the last three years.
It doesn’t matter if you have experienced muscle strain, upper muscle pain, hamstring injuries, or any other thigh injuries for that matter. You may be able to claim thigh injury compensation, as long as negligence can be proven. This is where a personal injury solicitor proves invaluable.
How to make a thigh injury claim?
Personal injury claims can be tricky to navigate for the average person with no legal background. With the help of a personal injury solicitor, after assessing the merits of your case, your thigh injury claim can be fairly straightforward.
Solicitors also have experience in dealing with insurance companies and will take care of the legal details that would otherwise hold up your claim.
After a free initial consultation, your solicitor will advise you on how to proceed. To prove negligence, you should try to gather as much evidence as you can to support your case. Where possible, take photos of your injury and your surroundings before you leave the scene of the accident. Ask any witnesses if they are willing to make a statement, and request CCTV footage where applicable.
If you sustained a thigh injury at work, make sure to report it to your supervisor or employer. If the injury resulted from a road traffic accident, make sure you get the car registration and insurance details from the driver at fault. Finally, write down your own report of the events, including the date, time and location of the accident, while the details are still clear in your mind.
Regardless of the extent of your thigh injury, seek out medical attention. Thigh injuries are not always immediately apparent, and what may feel like a slight sprain can gradually worsen over time. A medical report will also come in handy to bolster your thigh injury compensation claim.
What accidents cause thigh injuries?
There is a wide range of different types of accidents that can result in thigh injuries and other types of leg injury being sustained. Road accidents and sporting mishaps are common contributors to trauma that causes thigh injuries.
With more severe injuries, other parts of the thigh can also be injured – ligaments may rupture, or the femur bone can break. The femur is exceptionally strong, so it requires quite a force to break, like the impact of a high-speed road traffic accident.
Whatever type of accident caused your thigh injury, you should be entitled to claim compensation if somebody else was to blame. To speak to a trained legal adviser, call 0800 678 1410 or request a call back using our online claim form.
What are the most common hamstring or thigh injury symptoms?
The symptoms of thigh and hamstring injuries can take many forms but are usually associated with some form of pain. The most common symptoms include;
- A deep, dull ache in the affected area. The pain might come and go.
- Pain through a range of movement. At times the pain can be too crippling and prevent walking altogether.
- Pins and needles
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of strength
- Unstable on the affected leg
- An audible pop or crack when you move
Hamstring injuries typically include sharp, stabbing pain in the back of the legs. Pain will increase over time if left untreated. Quads, inversely, are characterised by a similar pain in the front of the leg.
Even if these injuries are not severe, hamstring and thigh injuries can take quite a while to heal and can restrict your movement significantly.
How much compensation do you get for a thigh injury?
Your thigh injury compensation claim will be based on the pain and suffering you have experienced, which is referred to as general damages.
You can also claim special damages, including any medical expenses, travel costs for treatment, rehabilitation, loss of income, and other financial costs linked to your accident.
Your solicitor will use the guidelines set by the Judicial College to calculate your compensation amount, and will also consider the many ways in which your thigh injury has impacted your life.
The Judicial College shows the following amounts as the starting point in a thigh injury compensation claim. Please note that these amounts are only guidelines, and the actual amount of compensation will vary depending on your unique circumstances.
- Moderate crush injuries – £22,130 to £31,250
- A simple femur fracture – £7,270 to £11,220
- A serious injury with partial recovery – £14,320 to £22,130
- A serious thigh injury with permanent symptoms – £31,250 to £43,710
- Severe thigh injuries with permanent symptoms – £43,710 to £67,410
How much will it cost to make a thigh injury claim?
A thigh injury compensation claim does not have to burn a hole in your bank account. Providing a personal injury solicitor believes you have a strong claim, they will take your case on a no win no fee agreement.
A no win no fee claim is sometimes referred to as a CFA or conditional fee agreement. This means that you do not need to pay any upfront legal fees, no matter if you win or lose.
If your claim is successful, your solicitor will only take a portion (up to 25%) of the compensation awarded. However, if your claim is unsuccessful, your solicitor will not charge you a penny for the work they have done. This enables you to make a thigh injury claim with no financial risk to you as the victim.
Find out if you are eligible for compensation
To find out if you are eligible to make a thigh injury claim, call 0800 678 1410 for a free consultation with a legal adviser. Alternatively, feel free to enter your details into our online claim form, and someone will call you back to discuss your claim.
The free consultation is provided completely free of charge and without any obligation to proceed. If the legal adviser you speak to feels you have valid grounds to proceed with a claim, they can connect you with a no win no fee solicitor.